Sleep is so important, especially for children’s developing minds. It’s where their little bodies will repair and prepare for growth and it’s when hormones are released that help with their development. But how much sleep is needed? And is there a routine that should be followed? These are questions I get from parents, so if you’re unsure about what to do or not do, you’re not alone!
“He hit me!” “I didn’t do it!” “Yes, he did and because of how much it hurt I dropped the lamp!” I’ll bet you’ve heard similar exchanges between your kids. I’m also certain you’ve witnessed how intense and hurtful sibling rivalry can be. Common as it is, sibling rivalry can be difficult to manage. It’s important for parents to get control of it early, though, because it can affect children’s self-esteem, future relationships, temperament, family dynamics and more if it isn’t dealt with appropriately.